It’s said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. At Cottonwood Family Dental, we believe that to be true. Dental health issues develop progressively, so what may start out as a small problem can eventually become a significant threat to your overall health and wellbeing.
Our approach to patient care emphasizes gentle, affordable treatments to catch small problems early and improve your total oral health.
Regular cleanings and checkups are the foundation for good dental care. Cleaning appointments should take place once every six months for most patients. If you have gum disease, are pregnant, or have other risk factors for your dental health, we may recommend more frequent appointments. During these visits, we will take x-rays and visually examine your teeth and gums for any signs of damage. We’ll also give your teeth a deep cleaning to remove any plaque and tartar buildup.
Fluoride treatment is one of the quickest, most effective ways you can fortify your teeth from damage. Fluoride helps to harden and strengthen the tooth enamel, so you are protected from tooth decay. Treatment only takes a few minutes and can easily be added to your regular cleaning visits.
Dental sealants can be beneficial for both kids and adults. Sealants are coatings that are applied over the biting surfaces of the molars. They smooth the grooves in the teeth that are prone to collecting food particles and bacteria that lead to tooth decay. Sealants are permanent, and they are barely noticeable once they’re put on.
Periodontitis, or gum disease, is common. Bleeding and tender gums can progress to advanced periodontal disease that may threaten the health of your teeth and lead to bone loss below the gum line. However, when it’s addressed in earlier stages, it can be treated with changes to your at-home oral care routine along with deeper cleanings at the dentist’s office.
Even if you have fallen behind on your bi-annual dental checkups and cleanings, our office is happy to help you get back on track with our preventive care services. We are always accepting new patients, so fill out our contact form or call us at 801-232-4662 to schedule your first visit!
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Dr. Downing is great! My husband had to get an emergency root canal and was able to get an appointment the same day. He had a great experience and I am now switching to Dr. Downing as well.Kenna
Yes, I have been going to Cottonwood Dental for years. I’ve always had an excellent experience. Dr. Downing got me through a surprise tooth extraction very smoothly. I was in tears because I was not expecting that, but everyone comforted me through it. I love going to a dental office with friendly people surrounding me. I have confidence that my dental needs will always be excellently cared for by Dr Downing and his staff.Pamela
What a great team. As a new patient, I needed care as soon as possible and they were great to get me in quickly. In fact, within a day of my initial call. They made me feel at ease, were friendly and humorous. The office was clean, comfortable and equipped with what seemed to be the most advanced tools… which makes procedures quicker and as comfortable as can be. I would recommend them for sure!Misty
What a great office! In and out for a crown prep in less than one hour. All of the staff was friendly and just wonderful to work with.Amber
Friendly and knowledgeable staff put me at ease (I have really bad anxiety when it comes to the dentist) . The facility is absolutely beautiful and comes with an array of comfort options. Netflix, Pandora radio, and weighted blankets. And even the checkout was a pleasant experience, as they explained the expenses and what the insurance would cover, putting me at ease so I could financially plan for the year.Hillary
Cottonwood Family Dental was very helpful to schedule me in quickly with a broken filling. They are open Saturday’s which is great for my busy schedule.Brinna
I had an appointment with them yesterday and they were absolutely by far the best dental office I have ever been to. The staff was amazing, everyone was super sweet!!! And telling everyone I know about them. Thanks for an amazing experience.Morgan
I had my first appointment today for a cleaning and checkup. The staff is extremely nice and accommodating. They really listen and address your concerns and offer a variety of options when it comes to treatments. They also have a lot of comfort items available such as neck pillows, blankets, and TVs to watch while you’re getting work done. I’m very impressed and happy with Cottonwood Family Dental. Definitely Recommend!Kaitlin
I had my third apt with Cottonwood Family Dental today. I’m extremely impressed with their attention to detail when I receive my teeth cleanings. They’re efficient, gentle, and I always leave feeling so good about my teeth. Every staff member I’ve interacted with has been so friendly and wonderful. I’m happy and so are my teeth.Alexi
I always look forward to going to the dentist now that I go to Cottonwood Family Dental. They make it very comfortable and have a pleasant environment. They are very friendly and care for their patients. I had some crowns done and they are absolutely beautiful. They take pride in the work they do and it shows.Jane
Insurance can be daunting. We’re here to help. We bill for dental services through your insurance.
We can personally help you with all your insurance questions from coverage, benefits, maximums, out of pocket and waiting periods. We can help you maximize your dental insurance coverage year after year.
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